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Production Control Planner - I

Date: Jun 20, 2022

Location: Paris, IL, US, 61944

Company: North American Lighting

Job Summary

Plans, organizes, and executes production schedules for assigned product lines to achieve maximum customer satisfaction levels and “on-time” shipments.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

1. Develops and maintains master schedules and order releases required to support customer requirements for assigned product lines
2. Reviews machine capacity, maintenance requirements, and schedules to determine if production plans for assigned product lines are achievable
3. Monitors status of purchase parts and communicates any changes to purchasing department
4. Works with Purchasing to secure purchase parts needed to meet production schedules
5. Provides shipping dates for short lead orders based on material availability and production capacity
6. Processes engineering changes and material availability
7. Provides information for and/or prepares departmental, production, and management reports
8. Determines and maintains required Kanban card levels within the production system to meet production schedules and inventory targets
9. Coordinates and participates in cycle counts and reconciliation to ensure inventory accuracy
10. Ensures that the required levels of returnable packaging, internal containers, and racks are available for manufacturing
11. Performs other duties as assigned


At North American Lighting

1. High School Diploma or GED (Associate's Degree in Business or a related discipline is preferred)
2. 2 to 4 years of progressive manufacturing experience
3. Experience with computerized material requirements planning is preferred
4. Strong knowledge, skills, and abilities in the following areas:
a. Knowledge and basic understanding of the use and purpose of Bill of Materials and routings
b. Mathematical and analytical skills
c. Problem solving and conflict resolution skills
d. Organizational and planning skills
e. Computer skills — proficiency using standard business software, and intermediate to advanced skills in MS Excel (Access and Crystal Reports skills are preferred)
f. Knowledge, basic understanding, and proficiency using the Plex system
g. Written and verbal communications skills
h. Interpersonal skills — to confidently interact with individuals at all levels of authority, and maintaining composure in confrontational, sensitive, and pressure situations

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, genetic information, and veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Requisition ID: 9341

Location: Paris Plant 

Nearest Major Market: Decatur